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Each month, the course deals with a different topic, and workshops are offered on the topic as well. During the workshop, a blended learning expert will explain how you can use online tools to achieve your stated learning objectives even more effectively or efficiently, after which you can get started right away.

This workshop explains in which situations a knowledge clip can be most effective. You will also learn what a good knowledge clip does to the student, and you will take the first steps in designing an effective and appealing knowledge clip for your own teaching practice.

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Animations are ideal when a subject requires visualisation. The images help communicate the information, and an animation can make the information more appealing to the viewer. Subjects that lend themselves well to animation include procedures, narrative items, and complex concepts.

The workshop focuses on when and how you can use an animation in your curriculum, and how to write a script. You can then get to work writing the first draft of the script and working with the animation program.

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Practicing communication skills can be difficult at the university, as the face-to-face instruction does not always offer enough time for every student to practice. TrainTool and Dialoguetrainer! make it possible to train communication skills online. During the workshop, you will receive a demonstration of both tools. We will then compare the two tools, after which you will have a good impression of the opportunities the tools can offer in your curriculum!

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This workshop will provide a few rules of thumb that a good test must meet, whether the test uses open or closed questions. In one exercise, we critically review the quality of your own test questions, so you can improve them and develop even better questions in the future. We also do hands-on work as well: you learn how to enter your own test questions in Remindo and how to structure a test. The module will show how you can re-use questions from previous tests, for example by accumulating an item bank that you can use for years.

During the workshop, you will get started creating your own questions. Bring along your own laptop and a sample test to practice with!

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Have you already administered a digital test in Remindo, and now you would like to learn how to analyse the results? Then this workshop is for you.

We will discuss the following topics:

    • What does a test analysis look like in Reminido?
    • How can you interpret the data (P, Rir, Rit, Cronbach’s alpha)?
    • What can you do if everyone does poorly on the test?
    • What can you do with a question that everyone answers wrong (or right)?
    • Can you delete a question or count an alternative answer as correct?
  • How do you evaluate the quality of your questions after the test?
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During this workshop, you will look for new ways to activate your students. Doing so can help your students process the lesson materials better, and provide more depth during your contact teaching moments. One way to apply activating teaching in your curriculum is by ‘flipping the classroom’.

The first section of the workshop focuses on activating work formats you can use in your curriculum. We will also examine the relationship between face-to-face instruction and online teaching, so in the second section of the workshop you will get started using a tool that helps you to design your curriculum effectively. You can choose from the tools XerteFeedbackFruits 2.0(interactive document) and Scalable Learning.

Bring along your laptop and your course learning objectives. If you don’t have your own laptop, please send an e-mail to: dp.educate-it@uu.nl.

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Would you like more contact with your students during your lectures? Then a voting tool might be the right solution for you! A voting tool allows you to ask students questions during your lecture, and they can reply immediately via their smartphone or laptop. Then you can decide how the results will be displayed to the group as a whole. This workshop explains the why, when, and how of using a voting tool in education. We will also discuss which voting tools are available, which ones are supported by Utrecht University, and how they differ from one another. You can then explore the possibilities presented by the tool of your choice.

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Would you like more interaction during your face-to-face instruction? Your students to come to lecturers better prepared? To know what students can and cannot do, so that you can adjust to their abilities as a lecturer? To be able to give more flexible feedback? Blended learning can help you achieve all of those goals.

During the workshop, you and your fellow lecturers will review your educational design under the guidance of Educate-it. We will (re-)design your curriculum based on your learning objectives, and we will look for an effective balance between online- and face-to-face learning activities. By reviewing your own teaching practice in a small group, you can get an impression of how to start your own (small) educational innovation.

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In this workshop you create a feedback process according to your own course. You will learn how to apply (digital) feedback effectively and how to use feedback to enhance the learning process of students. During this workshop, attention will also be given to the online tools which are offered by Educate-it and you can use to facilitate a feedback process.

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In the fifth week of each block, we organise a workshop ‘Get More out of Digital Testing: Multimedia and Other Types of Questions‘. In this workshop, you will become acquainted with the options Remindo offers to administer tests with innovative question types and multimedia. We will use real-world examples to discuss the ins- and outs of the various types of questions available in Remindo. After the workshop, you will be able to make an informed choice for multimedia and innovative question formats in Remindo.

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A growing group of lecturers at UU are working on applying video in their teaching practice. That can take the form of knowledge clips, lecture recordings, video analysis assignments, or having students produce a video clip instead of a report.

The SIG Video UU aims to promote the exchange of knowledge related to the use of video in education: ‘From tools to educational applications’, and to offer a platform for sharing good practices in that area.

The SIG is made up of individuals who share an interest in the subject.

Our group is modelled on the SURF SIG Media & Education, but then geared towards the UU and UMCU.

SIG is organised by a small core group of people who prepare and host the SIG meetings. The SIG is emphatically not yet another umbrella organisation

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Grasple helps you to make your own e-learning modules. The tool is mainly specialised in e-learning modules for basic statistics and mathematics. Grasple offers an expansive database for these subjects, with short modules that you can easily add to your own course or customise to tie in to your own curriculum.

During the workshop, you will learn more about e-learning modules and how you can use them in education. This is followed by a demo on Grasple, after which you can get started using the tool to explore the many options it offers.

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In this workshop, you will get started with digital microscopy, including examining digital slides and adding notes to a slide. The module also provides examples of digital microscopy applications and options in education. Finally, you will also learn about the procedure for digitising a classic slide preparation.

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This open office hour is intended for all of the colleagues who don’t use video in education, or who haven’t used it in a long time, and who have questions about problems they have encountered. During the open office hour, you can look for solutions and ideas to improve your own education together with Marjolein Haagsman, an expert in the field of educational videos.

Marjolein uses videos as a Biology lecturer, and she is also working on her PhD in the field of the use of (interactive) educational videos.

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